Orande Mensink is a Dutch photographer who lives in the United Kingdom.
After a divers career in the Netherlands Orande moved with her family to the UK. Here she took up photography and then started to study. Photography has become her tool for getting on in the world.
Orande's images show her interest in human beings, their lives, their habits and their relationships. "Photographing gives me the opportunity to observe and try to understand my world and the people in it." Memory is an important subject in her work. "Realizing more and more how little we can hold in our minds photographs become the memory of what has passed. Documentary photography is my tool to tell a story, to let go and at the same time hold on."
Orande completed an MFA photography at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham. She has since worked for the UCA , first as an artist in residence and currently as a graduated teaching assistant, while working on personal projects. Her work has been exhibited in Great Britain, India and China.
Surrey Open Photographic Competition, Lightbox, Woking
Graduation Show, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
Photomasters, Old Truman Brewery, London
International School of London (ISL), Surrey (Solo exhibition)
Home Sweet Home, Ahmedabad, India
Bright, The Atrium Gallery, Leeds / Curated by Shutter Hub / 5th August - 26th October
Getty Images Gallery, London / 6th - 17th September
Girl Town, Part of Photomonth, St Margaret's House, London / 6th October - 1 November
Memories of Ria 1961|2016, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
Three images in: Word in focus, Surrey Libraries, published by Hurtwood Press (2017)
Shutter Hub Open, Retina Scottish International Photography Festival, Edinburgh / 1-30 July
Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, China / November 2017
Girl Town, Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israël / 8th Februari - 9th March
Shutter Hub Photomasters Award 2015
Nominee The graduate Photographers Award 2016 by Magnum photos & Photo London
Finalist Renaissance Photography Prize 2016 in two categories (Private and Relation)